Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Southern Power, PowerSecure
John Trawick is senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company and PowerSecure. Southern Power is America’s Premier Wholesale Energy Partner, meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and commercial and industrial customers with one of the fastest growing clean energy portfolios in the U.S. PowerSecure, Southern Company’s distributed infrastructure development company, is a leading developer of microgrids and resiliency products to commercial and industrial customers nationwide. Trawick is responsible for market policy, communication, human resources and technology for both companies. In addition, Trawick is responsible for commercial optimization and trading functions and the transmission of Southern Power. He was named to this position in 2019.
Prior to his current position, Trawick served as senior vice president and chief operating officer for Southern Power, where he was responsible for the operations of Southern Power’s expanding electric generation fleet, transmission, and commercial optimization and trading.
Trawick has also served as senior vice president of commercial operations and planning for Southern Company, where he was responsible for Southern Wholesale Energy, fleet operations and energy trading, financial and contract services, operations budget and reporting, system planning and fuels.
Before returning to Southern Company in 2013, Trawick was the senior vice president of power supply and fuels for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in Knoxville, Tennessee. In this role, Trawick was responsible for power trading, power origination, coal and gas services, system planning, structuring and portfolio management and fleet coordination. Trawick joined TVA in 2008 and led an effort to restructure the TVA wholesale rate design for the first time in 20 years with TVA’s 155 electric cooperative and municipal customers.
In his prior employment at Southern Company, Trawick was director of strategic and corporate affairs at Southern Power. Trawick has also worked at Southern Energy Inc., or Mirant, and as a senior consultant with J. Kennedy and Associates, analyzing financial and economic analyses in utility, cost-of-service, rate design and production modeling.
Trawick is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and earned a master’s degree in mathematics at the University of Tennessee. He serves on the Leadership Council of the College of Science and Mathematics at Auburn University. He has served in various community roles including the chair of the United Way for the Smoky Mountain Region Combined Federal Campaign in 2009 and 2010, chair of the March of Dimes Greater Birmingham campaign, and as a board member of Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center and the Autism Society of Alabama.
Trawick has two sons and lives in Birmingham.